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    Question HELP: New in cosplaying

    I have wanted to cosplay for a long time but i have no idea how. Im aware of how to get the costume, make up and poses etc but i have no idea about the events and all. I decided that im going to start cosplaying for the AFA2013 event. But do i just dress up and go to the event or do i have to get invited? And if i were to cosplay, where do i change into my costume? Can i cosplay any characters i want or do i have to find cosplaying friends and cosplay in groups? I have no friends in cosplaying so i have no idea about all this things. Please help ><

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanade1234 View Post
    Im aware of how to get the costume, make up and poses etc but i have no idea about the events and all. I decided that im going to start cosplaying for the AFA2013 event. But do i just dress up and go to the event or do i have to get invited?
    Anyone can attend any Public Cosplay or Related Events/Conventions.
    Even for those that have Entry Fees for the Main Convention Area like AFA, some times there're places close to it that dun need any Entry Fees to hang out at (like the recent STGCC where Hall A was "provided" for the Cosplayers).

    You can wear your Full or Part of your Costume to the Event since this is Singapore (Only Country you cannot do this is Japan) as long as it's not Military Looking or "Indecent Looking". For the Military Outfit, depending on the design, most people just wear the basic Jumpsuit to the Event and put on the other parts at the Event Area.
    BUT, based on what happened at an Event earlier this year at Funan (and a few years ago for Mascot Parade but that involved some Jewish Tourist), try to avoid Military-like Outfit for Events at Public Open Places; I heard some "Aunty" or "Uncle" called the Police when she/he saw SWAT Cosplayers at the Funan Event!

    Weapons, especially those that look realistic or like Real World ones (Guns, Rifles, Swords etc) are highly recommended to be kept in their Bag or wrap up, covered from the Public View till you are at the Event Area.
    And be civilize in handling your Weapon as there're still public at the Event Area; no one want a sore eye or shoulder from getting hit by your extra-large weapon!


    Quote Originally Posted by kanade1234 View Post
    And if i were to cosplay, where do i change into my costume?
    There are Toilets at Suntec City; a few Cubicles outside the Convention Halls and at the Shopping Centre side of the place, and Whole Rows of them inside the Convention Halls.




    Or if you already "decently dressed", can also change at any corner of the place, away from most public view (aka NOT outside the Convention Halls Entrance/Exit or along walkways where lots of people will be walking pass almost non-stop).


    Quote Originally Posted by kanade1234 View Post
    Can i cosplay any characters i want or do i have to find cosplaying friends and cosplay in groups?
    Yes, you can cosplay any Character you want tho' careful care in choice of costume is recommended to be taken if your size are on the extreme ends of the Size Bandwagon. Then again, this 99.9% of the time only applies to Females. >_<

    Yes, you can Solo Cosplay; dun need to find Cosplaying Friends or in Groups.
    Being in Groups is good in "attracting" more attention and allow your belongings to be taken care by fellow teammates or by your Minders. And if you are interested in joining an existing Group, can check the Cosplay Grouping thread or posting at Singapore Cosplayers FB Groups at Facebook.


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    hello im cosplaying for the first time this year too ^^ so i wanted to ask if cosplayers can walk around if their costumes are simple and with no big props?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shalalaing View Post
    hello im cosplaying for the first time this year too ^^ so i wanted to ask if cosplayers can walk around if their costumes are simple and with no big props?
    Cosplaying don't necessary means you have to wear Elaborate/Fancy Costumes or carry huge props.
    Not all characters wear elaborate Costumes; just look like characters like NGE Shinji (in School Uniform) or L (Deathnote) etc etc.

    So Cosplaying or in Casual as a normal event-goers, you can walk almost anywhere in the Event Areas.


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    good luck. i'm a newbie on that too.
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